NewsMPP Scott named Minister of Labour SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, contributor, Friday, Jun. 29th, 2018 Laurie Scott announced her riding will receive the benefit of infrastructure planning from the provincial government. (supplied by Scott's office)Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet have been sworn in, and that cabinet has a familiar face in it.Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott has been named the Minister of Labour. Scott says she’s looking forward to diving right into her new role: //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/scottminister1.mp3Scott says her first priority is to fulfill the Progressive Conservative Party’s campaign promise of making Ontario a more affordable place to live: //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/scottminister2.mp3Scott says she hopes people will see relief at the gasoline pumps as soon as the legislation scrapping cap and trade is passed, but added that the government will have a more dedicated timeline after the new ministries have time to meet.On the campaign trail, Premier Ford promised to lower the price of gasoline by 10 cents a litre, with scrapping cap and trade a centrepiece of that promise.The federal government, however, has told the provinces that it will put a carbon plan in place in any province that doesn’t come up with its own. Scott says Ontario intends to fight that, and it isn’t alone: //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/scottminister3.mp3When it comes to how her new responsibilities as Minister of Labour will affect her duties as MPP, Scott doesn’t deny that she’ll have more on her plate: //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/scottminister4.mp3In conclusion, Scott says she’s honoured that the people of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock have once again chosen her to represent them and that she’s looking forward to getting her first update from her new ministry as soon as possible.